outdoor experience in Yellowstone or the like. I thought, "wow, these national parks are getting crowded", and whats with the pools?
Somehow I have remained Disney-free even with two kids.
Riding buses to go to a pool/restaurant doesnt sound like much fun.
We stayed there two years ago and we really liked the cabins (there were 5 of us). There are buses that run multiple routes on the property that take you from one end (where the buses to the other parks are) to the other (where the restaurants and the ferry to Magic Kingdom are). We were able to choose a cabin that was walking distance to the area where the bus stop for the other parks was and that made a huge difference. If you are able to do that, then I would recommend staying there.
We stayed at Art of Animation, and we got a suite room. It had one bedroom (with a king bed), a pull out couch that slept two, and a murphy bed that also slept two children. We had two adults, and four kids, ages 11, 9, 7, and 5.
Probably would be VERY cramped if you are talking about all adults, though.
... Old Key West and even to some extent Saratoga Springs if you are worried about having to take a bus from your villa / room to the pools, restaurants, etc.
In fact I was pleasantly surprised as that was one of my concerns. It did take a bit of effort to determine the best stop/schedule and some willingness to hoof it a bit.
We were originally booked in the treehouse suite portion of Saratoga and ended up switching when we found out it was a secondary bus ride away, which I think it what Bluntschli may be encountering.
... to Disney Springs if you are a DVC member; Mrs. SubalumT and I are staying there for a few days in the fall in the 'regular' number of points areas so I'm prepared to hoof it (good exercise if the body is willing).
We stayed in the cabins for the same reason there were 7 of us. It isn't so much the bus rides because in Disney you take buses to everything but you need to take a bus to your cabin. That means you could sit and wait for 15-20 minutes because you missed the bus back to your cabin. As far as I know, all the other locations where simply a bus to the hotel.